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Highland/Highbury Closure Detours 43 STONE CHURCH Aug 27-29


Effective Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at approximately 7:00am until Saturday, August 29th, 2015, until the end of service, weather permitting the intersection of Highland Road West & Highbury Drive will be closed to all traffic.

Therefore, route 43 STONE CHURCH buses will detour as follows:

Ramp Closure Detours 41 MOHAWK Aug 25th & 27th


Effective Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from approximately 9:00am to 1:00pm and Thursday, August 27, from 9:00am until 1:00pm the off ramp from northbound Kenilworth Avenue to Lawrence Road and King Street will be closed due to construction.

Therefore, route 41 MOHAWK buses will detour as follows:

Winona Peach Festival 2015 Shuttle Details

Once again the City of Hamilton is providing FREE shuttle service to and from the Winona Peach Festival. The annual festival takes place Friday August 28th until Sunday August 30th.
The shuttle will depart from Eastgate Transit Terminal Platform #1 at the 58 STONEY CREEK LOCAL stop. Service on Friday begins at 4:30pm, 4:45pm and 5:00pm and will then operate every 12 minutes. and runs until 8pm. Service on Saturday runs from 10am until 8pm while Sunday service runs from 10am until 4pm.
The shuttle will stop in Winona on Parkmanor Drive beside Winona Park. The first shuttle of the day departs on Friday at 5:24pm and 10:24am on both Saturday and Sunday. The last shuttle departs the festival at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights with the last shuttle on Sunday departing at 7:00pm.

Concession Construction Detours Routes 23/24 August 24th – December


The portion of Concession Street between the Upper Wellington Street and Upper Wentworth Street intersections will reopen to local traffic on August 24th. The reopening of this portion of Concession Street will allow for the return to regular routing, buses operating on the 25 UPPER WENTWORTH route. Buses operating on the 23 UPPER GAGE and 24 UPPER SHERMAN routes will continue to divert, with the routings to be as follows:

New GO Service from Hamilton to Pearson Airport


Beginning on September 5th, GO Transit will add direct service from the Hamilton GO Centre to Pearson International Airport in Toronto. In addition there will be more service added to route 47C serving McMaster University and the extension of routes 12 and 12A, which stop in Hamilton at the Barton and Nash Park and Ride.

Expanded to replace Route 47J, the 40 PEARSON AIRPORT EXPRESS GO bus will serve Hamilton GO Centre, Trafalgar Rd. at Hwy. 407, and Square One in addition to Pearson Terminal 1 and Richmond Hill Centre. The new expanded routing will have half-hour service during weekday rush hours, and hourly at all other times.

Route 47C 407 WEST – Three new weekday eastbound trips will depart McMaster University at 2:20 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. and arrive at Erin Mills Transitway Station at 2:55 p.m., 3:50 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. Service during weekday evening rush hour will increase to every half-hour.

Bay Street Closure Detours Routes 4/7/8/99 on August 20th


On Thursday, August 20th, 2015, Kenny Chesney will be performing at the First Ontario Centre (Copps Coliseum). As part of the pre-show festivities, Bay Street between King Street and York Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between 9:30am and 11:00pm.

As a result, routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE buses will be on detour.

2015 Dundas Cactus Festival Detours 5 DELAWARE


The City of Hamilton will be closing King Street between Market Street and York Road in downtown Dundas for the Annual Dundas Cactus Festival. The roadway will be closed on Thursday, August 13 from approximately 6:45pm until 10pm for the festival parade. The roadway will then be closed again from approximately 4pm on Friday, August 14 until approximately 6pm on Sunday August 16th.

Due to the road closures routes 5 DELAWARE, 5E DELAWARE and 52 DUNDAS will be detoured for the duration of the events, with a slightly different detour during the parade on Thursday evening.

The detours are as follows:

Mohawk College Closure Detours 35 COLLEGE on August 8-9


Effective Saturday, August 8, 2015 from approximately 7:00am until Sunday, August 9, 2015 at approximately 7:00pm the access road to the front doors of Mohawk College from the West 5th & Governor’s Blvd intersection will be closed due to construction.

As a result, route 35 COLLEGE will be on detour and will not service the Mohawk College directly.

Mohawk College Transit Terminal Construction to Start this Summer

More than three years after being announced, it was confirmed today that the new Mohawk College Multi-Modal Transit Terminal will begin construction very soon.

Ron Taylor, Chief Real Estate, Planning & Development Officer at Mohawk College, confirmed the timeline for construction of the new facility with us this morning.

“We are finally able to confirm that the transit infrastructure for Mohawk College Terminal will begin construction later this summer,” Taylor stated via email this morning.

The Terminal is scheduled to open in the new year.

2015 Festival of Friends Shuttle Information

The HSR has released information about the shuttle to the Festival of Friends next weekend.

The shuttle will once again operate from downtown Hamilton and run express to the Ancaster fairgrounds. Buses will depart on King Street opposite MacNab Street every fifteen minutes at :00, :15, :30 and :45 passed the hour.

Service begins on Friday August 7th at 4:30pm and with the final departure scheduled at 10:00pm. On Saturday and Sunday the first shuttle will depart downtown Hamilton at 11:30am with the final departure of the evening leaving King opposite MacNab at 10pm.

Buses will depart the Ancaster Fairgrounds at the north end of the midway at :05, :20, :35 and :50 with the first departure at 5:05pm on Friday, 12:05pm on Saturday and 12:05pm on Sunday. The final departure for all three nights will will take place at 11:35pm.